Desktop::Notify - Communicate with the Desktop Notifications framework
# Open a connection to the notification daemon
my $notify = Desktop::Notify->new();
# Create a notification to display
my $notification = $notify->create(summary => 'Desktop::Notify',
body => 'Hello, world!',
timeout => 5000);
# Display the notification
# Close the notification later
This module provides a Perl interface to the Desktop Notifications framework.
The framework allows applications to display pop-up notifications on an X desktop. This is implemented with two components: a daemon that displays the notifications, and a client library used by applications to send notifications to the daemon. These components communicate through the DBus message bus protocol.
More information is available from http://trac.galago-project.org/wiki/DesktopNotifications
This module serves the same purpose as libnotify, in an object-oriented Perl interface. It is not, however, an interface to libnotify itself, but a separate implementation of the specification using Net::DBus.
Connect to the notification daemon. %opts can include the following options:
The application name to use for notifications. Default is basename($0)
Path to an image to use for notification icons.
The Net::DBus mesage bus to use. Default is to call Net::DBus->session, which is usually where notification-daemon can be reached.
The DBus service name of the daemon. Default is org.freedesktop.Notifications.
The path to the notifications DBus object. Default is /org/freedesktop/Notifications.
The DBus interface to access the notifications object as. Default is org.freedesktop.Notifications.
Creates a new notification object that can be displayed later. This will return a Desktop::Notify::Notification object; see that module for information about using it.
Sets a user-specified function to be called whenever a notification is closed. It will be called with one argument, which is the Notification object that was just closed.
Sets a user-specified function to be called whenever an action is invoked. It will be called with two arguments, which are the Notification object on which an action was invoked, and the key of the action invoked.
Stephen Cavilia, <sac at atomicradi.us>
<sac at atomicradi.us>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-desktop-notify at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Desktop-Notify. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
bug-desktop-notify at rt.cpan.org
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
RT: CPAN's request tracker
Copyright 2007 Stephen Cavilia, all rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install Desktop::Notify, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.